This message is for Protestants !
Protestants should know why so many Christians died during the reformation so that we can have this truth about the bread and grape juice we use in the Lord's supper.
The Vatican teaches Catholics that when the catholic priest blesses the Lord's supper, the wine in the cup is turned into the real blood and the bread is turned into the flesh of our Savior. That is why they teach that it is "OK" to worship the transformed bread and wine as God (pure idolatry). At that moment, both elements (they teach) stop being wine and bread. The technical term is called "transubstantiation". That is a term coined during the dark ages when people actually thought that everything was made up of two things, substance and accidents. Accidents were the physical properties like color, texture and taste.
Rome taught that during mass, the bread and wine chanced substance but kept the accidents. That is why it is called transubstantiation.
In the catholic mind, what they are eating is the actual physical blood and physical flesh of Jesus. The Catholic Encyclopedia, under the term "co-substantiation", declares a heretic anyone that teaches that the bread and wine continue to be bread and wine after it is blessed during the Lord's supper. Meaning that both substances are together... according to Rome that is heresy. That statement declared both Jesus and Paul heretics based on what is written in Mat 26:29; John 13:18; Acts 2:42,46; Acts 20:7;11; 1Co 5:7-8; 1Co 10:16-17; 1Co 11:26-29. In those verses we see Jesus declaring the wine "the fruit of the vine" after it was blessed. He did not calls the fruit of the vine blood in the Bible. And Paul always referred to the blessed bread as bread after it was blessed, in 1Cor 10:16.
The issue of the transubstantiation was by far the main point of disagreement during the reformation. Tens of thousands died during that time for daring to preach the truth, that the wine and the bread are symbols. That blasphemous sacrifice of the mass (Heb 6:6), represented by what is inside the golden cup [the chalice], is offered not only to God, but also to Mary, the saints and for dead people, to get them out of purgatory. When they offer it to those other than God, that is spiritual fornication. This is a form of adultery committed against God.
Do this in REMEMBRANCE of ME says Jesus.
When Jesus said eat my flesh and drink my blood many of them thought he was out of his mind and that he literally meant to eat his flesh, but if that were the case, the disciples would have ate his flesh once he died on the cross. Jesus said it, but the meaning was not for those who thought they were wise, for the understanding was not of the carnal sense, but the spiritual sense. Just like the Word has two different understandings going on one that all eyes can see and one for whom have obtained their spiritual eyes.
God is looking for those who seek, ask and keep knocking for understanding not the casual reader. Same with what they thought Jesus was asking them to do, to literally eat his flesh and drink his blood and they didn't care to find out anything more, they were out of here.
God gets rid of the riff raff this way, meaning people who want Him to prove Himself before someone will come to Him.
Jesus being the Word and the Bread of life(Word of life) was BROKEN on the cross for us. Broken as in, God forsook His OWN Word and BROKE IT on the cross for us to separate His 10 commandments from the added 613 that had been added for not keeping the 10. Then He resurrected His new covenant Word on the 3rd day condensing the 10 to 2 which if done correctly, fulfill all 10 of the law that is in the "STONE" the Rock that the builders rejected. His blood is symbolic of the new covenant law as God always signs His covenants with blood.
Just as the Passover Lamb was to be roasted and eaten before the morning sun rise, we are to feed on the Word of God who is our Passover Lamb, he is also the door and the cross was the post that the blood was shed on just as the Hebrew children had to put the blood of their lamb over the door post of the home to be passed over when the death angel passed by. Notice they had to purchase a lamb that would completely fill their household with no meat left over till morning. Jesus arose on the Sabbath for he is the Sabbath rest which is the 7th day or millinial 1,000yrs rest of the earth. Jesus is the WORD OF GOD. All of the Bible is God's Word!! He is the way the truth and the life and no one can come to the Father without accepting His Word.
When we partake of the bread and wine(take communion) when coming together to FEED ON THE WORD and remember our covenant with God through Christ's shed blood, we are to spiritually DISCERN that we are part of his HOLY BODY and to wait for one another as in unity of ONE BODY not as just a picnic, wine testers or free samples. We are to have the mind that we all are coming together AS HIS BODY and if ANY needs to repent of something such as a sin or unforgiveness it would be better if they did not eat with the others until they take care of those things otherwise they are saying they are part of his holy body but they know they have not been walking in holiness. That is why many in the church are sickly or even pass on for they are not acknowledging their oneness with the other members and as part of Christ's body such as hands, feet etc.....
Jesus is the Bread of life, meaning we are to feed upon him. Is he not the Word? Is not his blood the covenant between believers and God?
You can eat a whole loaf of bread or crackers and drink till you fall on your face. If you are not FULL OF THE WORD OF GOD HE WILL NOT RECOGNIZE YOU ARE PART OF HIS!! BODY.
1 Cor 11:24-34
24 And when he had given thanks, he brake it, and said, Take, eat: this is my body, which is broken for you: this do in remembrance of me.
25 After the same manner also he took the cup, when he had supped, saying, This cup is the new testament in my blood: this do ye, as oft as ye drink it, in remembrance of me.
26 For as often as ye eat this bread, and drink this cup, ye do shew the Lord's death till he come.
27 Wherefore whosoever shall eat this bread, and drink this cup of the Lord, unworthily, shall be guilty of the body and blood of the Lord.
28 But let a man examine himself, and so let him eat of that bread, and drink of that cup.
29 For he that eateth and drinketh unworthily, eateth and drinketh damnation to himself, not discerning the Lord's body.
30 For this cause many are weak and sickly among you, and many sleep.
31 For if we would judge ourselves, we should not be judged.
32 But when we are judged, we are chastened of the Lord, that we should not be condemned with the world.
33 Wherefore, my brethren, when ye come together to eat, tarry one for another.
34 And if any man hunger, let him eat at home; that ye come not together unto condemnation. And the rest will I set in order when I come.